LSU Basketball

Charles Carmouche: Former Memphis Guard Transfers to LSU

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Jon HancockSenior Analyst IAugust 26, 2012

After graduating from the University of Memphis after last season, guard Charles Carmouche announced he would transfer from Memphis (via

According to, Carmouche announced Saturday that he would enroll at Louisiana State University.

Since he is a graduate transfer, he is eligible to play immediately for LSU in the 2012-2013 season. 

Carmouche only played in seven games last season for Memphis after he had some off-the-court issues that resulted in a four-game suspension. He then missed several more games after getting tendinitis in both knees. The NCAA later gave him a medical redshirt.

The 6'3" guard started his college career at the University of New Orleans, where he played for two years before transferring to Memphis. He has career averages of 8.1, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists a game.

LSU's head basketball coach Johnny Jones said of the new addition to his team, "We're excited to have Charles as part of our LSU basketball program. He has an ability to defend and a knack for scoring. With his experience, Charles brings a leadership and a presence to our team that we need heading into the start of preseason workouts."

Carmouche, who is a New Orleans native, brings much needed depth and experience to the Tigers. LSU went 18-15 in Jones' first year as the Tigers head coach.

With the addition of its new transfer, LSU may now have what it needs to handle a tough schedule and make it to the NCAA tournament.

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